-- Version 10 is out! Search for "Better Rename 10" instead --

Better Rename 9 is the most complete renaming solution available on the market today. That’s why, since 1996, tens of thousands of hobbyists, professionals and businesses depend on Better Rename to organize and maintain files.

Better Rename's user interface supports complex renaming tasks without sacrificing ease and speed of use. Simply drag the files you want to rename straight from the Finder into the large preview table or the application icon.. or use our Finder context menu and hot key.


The Instant Preview feature eliminates guesswork and costly errors and helps you find the right settings quickly and accurately by providing as-you-type feedback.


Better Rename offers a complete set of renaming actions that are organized into 15 categories covering all the text, character, position, conversion and truncation features that you would expect, but it does not stop there.


Photographers use the advanced sequence number and date & time features to clean up their portfolios or prepare photos for delivery to their client. Better Rename knows how to extract EXIF shooting date and time information from digital camera images and exploit them in creating sequence numbers or adding time and date information to the file name. Support for all major RAW formats (including JPEG, CRW, CR2, THM, NEF, TIFF, RAJ, ORF , MRW, DNG, PEF, SRF, etc.) extends this to professional photographers. Even multiple shots captured in the same second are dealt with reliably.

Version 9 adds powerful tag-based renaming allowing access to image, color, camera, lens and other meta-data. In addition it is now possible to manually reorder sequence numbers directly by dragging and dropping files in the preview.


System administrators, web masters and other power users will appreciate the presence of advanced features, such as regular expression support, conversion to Windows NTFS/SMB compatible names, the ability to import file names from a database, a spreadsheet or any other source that can produce plain or tab-delimited text files. The ability to save a record of the current and new file names greatly facilitates tracking your files.


Music lovers can use the built-in MP3/AAC support to exploit the ID3 meta-data tags embedded in most music files to create their own naming schemes for their music collection. Meta-data information from MP3, AAC, FLAC, OGG, APE, M4V and iTunes music store files are supported.


The multi-step renaming feature allows multiple renaming steps to be combined to deal with complex renaming jobs in a single operation. Unlike other tools, Better Rename allows any number of renaming actions to be combined, re-ordered, copied and deleted.


Better Rename takes file renaming to a new level of sophistication by introducing an advanced 64-bit multi-threaded renaming engine that solves many problems that other file renamers simply leave unaddressed. The database-backed renaming engine automatically resolves file name conflicts using a range of configurable parameters and prevents deadlocks. We care about such things so that you don't have to.


"Arguably the best file renaming utility on the market" - Mac OS X Power Tools

"Man! This is such a great renaming tool. It is really, really well put together." - Mac Break Weekly, 2010

What’s New

Version 9.52

- minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

Padupple ,

As good as a utiliy gets!

I’ve used this app for several years and I don’t know what I would do without it. It woudl require me to go to tedious terminal commnds or lengthy playing around with other, less-helpful apps. The developers seem to have thought out all the possible needs for renaming. The advanced feature and ability to produce a series of steps makes it virtually perfect for any need. I use this for a my website files, extensive photo files, and graphics projects, as well as my documents.

Many users don’t realize the power of having good files names. It isn’t just immediately convenient for viewing, but it amps up the power of Spotlight searches, or any other find utlitites. And it contributes to my mental health...

ArtGrafx ,


A rename utility is an essential need for what I do. My go to app was getting a bit long in the tooth performance wise. In addition I needed an additional app to serve when I needed two rename projects at the same time. I do not know how I chose this app but I am very glad I did. It has quickly become my go to while the other started playing second fiddle. Better Rename is excellent and a best in class app. Thank you. The only thing I would add would be the ability to move renamed files to a new location while still in Better Rename.

WeezAir ,

This Tool Rocks!!

I’ve tried multiple different file rename utilities and this has been the one to outlast them all. It has good help, a great way to see the changes before you make them, and the ability to do very complex rename options by using multiple steps and if you’re feeling frisky; you can use regular expressions. It solves the easy as well as the complex renaming tasks. Highly recommended. Make sure to save your multiple step tasks to a preset to make your life even easier.


Frank Reiff
6.3 MB

OS X 10.7 or later, 64-bit processor



Age Rating


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

More By This Developer